Eating in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Eating in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is one of the mandatory stops of the Way to Santiago. It was founded by the man that has the same name as it, with the intention to help the pilgrims on the Jacobean route. What should you eat in Santo Domingo de la Calzada? The best are the legumes and vegetables that come from the local vegetable gardens and have an amazing flavor. The stuffed peppers and the cod a la riojana are excellent. If you decide to eat in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, here you will find what dishes you should order and what the best places to eat at are.

Santo Domingo de la Calzada, one of the main stops of the Way to Sangiago, has many cultural, patrimonial and gastronomic attractions. The kitchens of the local restaurants are familiar with the traditional recipes of La Rioja. Vegetable menestras, legumes stews, chuletas al sarmiento, roasted lamb, stuffed pepers, cod a la riojana and some other classic dishes form the menus of the village and are very popular when eating in Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

Un repas à Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Un repas à Santo Domingo de la Calzada

The ingredients that are used for the dishes come from the local vegetable gardens and ranching. They are always quality ones and it is recommendable to serve them along with some wine from La Rioja. One of the most famous product of the municipality is the Camerano cheese with D.O.P.. The ahorcaditos are the typical sweet of the region: puff pastry stuffed with almond cream, inspired on the famous miracle of the cock and the chicken.

The gastronomy is also related to some festivities. During the Fiestas del Santo some muffin breads are distributed. They are known as Pan del Santo. During the Gracias and Hermosillas a contest of potatoes a la riojana is celebrated.

There are a lot of nice places to eat tapas in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Arcaya is one of them. Apart from an excellent service, a huge variety of delicious starters and tapas is offered. The morcilla (blood sausage) pinchos are delicious.

You can also enjoy a good tapeo in Gastromesón del Restaurante los Caballeros. The vegetables and Serrano ham toast will leave you speechless.

You will find some of the best potatoes a la riojana in the restaurant Hidalgo. Another option you should have in mind is El Marquesito. Its outdoors terrace is perfect to enjoy some tapas and other delicious homemade dishes.

There are many options of places to eat in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. The restaurant Los Caballeros is one of the most popular establishments in town. Its cuisine is based on the classic recipes from La Rioja, especially on roasted meats and cod, cooked in different ways.

La Cancela is a restaurant located close to the cathedral. It serves good cuisine from La Rioja, using fresh, seasonal products.

La Gallina que Cantó is a classic in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a restaurant specialized in roasted meats that also serves many other recipes from the tradition of La Rioja. It has a daily menu and a counter that presents a selection of tapas.


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